German designer Elisa Strozyk, in collaboration with artist Sebastian Neeb, have created the amazing Accordion Cabinet design.
The piece of storage furniture is composed of an exterior of wooden layer, made from lamellas of various veneers that have been folded in a manner similar to that of an accordion. Each of the laser cut pieces of wood are fixed to a textile base (such as lycra) by hand. The combination of materials presents the wood as having a flexibility similar to that of a piece of fabric. The accordion wraps around a rectangular base and hides shelves within when pulled shut.
Accordion Cabinet by Elisa Strozyk and Sebastian Neeb
A sequence of the ‘Accordion Cabinet’ in various open positions
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Elisa Strozyk studied “Textile-and Surface-Design” at the KHB in Berlin and completed the MA course “Future Textiles” in 2009 at Central Saint Martins in London. Her work is pushing the boundaries between 2D and 3D, hard and soft materials, switching meanings and categories. Elisa is building bridges between textile- and furniture design, using wood to produce original textiles and objects. Besides this, she is collaborating with different artists, designers, and companies. For her experimental designs, she received the German Design Award, given by the German Design Council and the German Ministry of Economics. Elisa‘s work is shown for example at Milan Furniture Fair, Design Miami and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Detail of the folded wood veneer image
The ‘Accordion cabinet’ has been awarded first place in the 2011 Premio Salone Satellite Awards as part of Milan Design Week 2011.